Tag Archives: The Guardian

Number of UK homeless expected to double by 2041, Crisis warns

Homelessness Charity’s research predicts 575,000 people in Britain will have no roof over their heads unless government takes urgent action <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Sleeping rough in Oxford Street: London is forecast to have half of England’s homeless population by 2041. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Homelessness Number of UK homeless expected to double by 2041, Crisis warns Charity’s research ...

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'Some prisoners should be able to Skype family,' says review

Prisons and probation Government report underscores importance of relationships in preventing reoffending by inmates <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The report said that ‘virtual visits’, where relatives cannot come in person, might help improve reoffending rates. Photograph: Andrew Aitchison/Corbis/Getty Prisons and probation ‘Some prisoners should be able to Skype family,’ says review Government report underscores importance of relationships in preventing ...

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Class crisis in the arts must be cracked, says Labour report

Culture Inquiry carried out by party found stage and screen increasingly dominated by people from well-off backgrounds <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Cush Jumbo in The Good Fight. She recalled nearly leaving drama school after her first year because she felt ‘so working class’. Photograph: Patrick Harbron/CBS Culture Class crisis in the arts must be cracked, says Labour report Inquiry ...

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UK driving examiners may be given body cameras after rise in attacks

Road transport Move being considered by DVSA after 50% rise in assaults by disgruntled learner drivers in a year <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> In one incident, a candidate who was asked to stop the car after committing serious errors swore at the examiner and drove wildly across a dual carriageway. Photograph: Linda Nylind/for the Guardian Road transport UK driving ...

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Man stabbed near Covent Garden in London

London Police appeal for information after man suffers ‘possible life-threatening injuries’ in Brydges Place incident on Wednesday afternoon <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Police have arrested a man on suspicion of grievous bodily harm following the incident in Covent Garden. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA London Man stabbed near Covent Garden in London Police appeal for information after man suffers ‘possible life-threatening ...

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Family watched house being burgled in real time via phone app

Crime Donna Marusamy and her husband were on a weekend break when their app alerted them to an intruder at their Birmingham home <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> A burglar enters the home of Donna Marusamy while she was on holiday and is captured on an internet CCTV app image. Photograph: Donna Marusamy/Facebook Crime Family watched house being burgled in ...

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UK defence contractor billed US more than $50m in expenses

Military Expenses included luxury cars and salaries paid to ‘significant others’ of company’s top executives, according to Pentagon <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Members of a private security company pose on the rooftop of a house in Baghdad. Photograph: Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images Military UK defence contractor billed US more than $50m in expenses Expenses included luxury cars and salaries paid ...

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Joiners Arms: Tower Hamlets council rejects redevelopment proposals

London Campaigners hail decision as victory after plan is turned down on grounds that it does not go far enough to ensure viability of replacement ‘queer space’ <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Revellers in the Joiners Arms in summer 2016. Photograph: Dosfotos/Rex/Shutterstock London Joiners Arms: Tower Hamlets council rejects redevelopment proposals Campaigners hail decision as victory after plan is turned ...

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Gina Miller afraid to leave her home after threats of acid attacks

Gina Miller Brexit legal challenger fears she may have to leave the UK if anxiety over her family’s security becomes too much to bear <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Gina Miller is afraid to leave her home because of threats of acid attacks. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Gina Miller Gina Miller afraid to leave her home after threats of acid attacks ...

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Media tipped off about British model's alleged kidnapping

UK news Email detailing abduction was sent to Mirror, Sun and a Dispatches journalist two days after Chloe Ayling was kidnapped <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Chloe Ayling told police she went to Italy on the promise of a photoshoot in July. Photograph: Reuters UK news Media tipped off about British model’s alleged kidnapping Email detailing abduction was sent to ...

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